Science Diversity Committee
The College of Science is committed to creating a diverse community of student, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the College has formed a diversity committee comprised of representatives from the Museum of Natural Science and the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology & Geophysics, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy. This group researches and develops best practices and makes recommendations for actions that will increase diversity and diversity awareness among the College’s faculty and students.
Membership and Meetings: Two members from each department in the College serves on this committee, and the Dean of the College of Science can appoint up to three additional members. Members are nominated by the department chairs and appointed by the Dean for a two-year term that is staggered among the departmental representatives. Meetings are generally held twice a semester. A Chair of the committee will be selected by the committee from among those members serving in the second year of their term.
Charge: Members are a) to advocate for and promote diversity at the graduate, postdoctoral, faculty and staff levels in the College of Science of Louisiana State University, b) to serve as an advisory group to the Dean of the College of Science and, as appropriate, to other members of the administration, including Deans, Provosts, and President in areas related to diversity, and c) to recommend measures to increase diversity at every level in each of the College's departments in keeping with PS 55 and PS 1.